COUNSELOR I in Chicago, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Date Posted:
    9/5/2018

Job Description

Facility: SOUTHWOOD INTERVENTIONS

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

This position provides a full range of counseling and case management services to delinquent or dependent youth.  The level of the employee in this classification is determined by program needs and employee qualifications.

 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and implements case management activities.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans.
  • Provides individual counseling and completes related documentation thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Provides group counseling and completes related documentation thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Participates in and documents case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Writes progress or court reports as necessary and discharge summaries thoroughly and in a timely manner.
  • Attends court hearings.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers or case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients' progress.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents or legal guardians, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients' progress.
  • Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management.

 

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to promote positive behavior and manage resistant behavior.
  • Physical ability to safely and effectively manage aggressive behavior.
  • Assertiveness, confidence and leadership abilities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Criminal Clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific state & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Physical exam, including non-communicable disease documentation.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.